A word after a word after a word is power.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
I try to leave out the parts readers skip.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
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